11. Abu Muslim Al-Turkmani
Fadel Abdullah al-Hiyali, also known as Abu Muslim al-Turkmani was reportedly a former Iraqi officer that served under Saddam Hussein. He also had served time in a U.S.-run prison prior to taking his place as the ISIS “right-hand man” next to the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It is understood that it was al-Turkmani’s role to serve as the deputy to Baghdadi, otherwise recognized as the “caliph” of ISIS. He was in charge of running the operations of Iraqi provinces, essentially functioning as the 2nd in command to the self-proclaimed Islamic state.
Al-Turkmani is from the northern Iraqi town known as Tal Afar, strategically located along a connective passageway to Syria. The majority of this town is comprised of ethnic Shiite and Sunni Turkmen. In late December 2014, U.S. officials confirmed that he was killed in anti-ISIS airstrikes aimed to target these high-up ISIS officials, proving to be a successful raid.